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Lake Success, New York
Village
Incorporated Village of Lake Success
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau
Area
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 203 ft (62 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,934
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 11020, 11042
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-40937
GNIS feature ID 0954942
Website www.villageoflakesuccess.com

Lake Success is a village and a part of Great Neck in Nassau County, New York in the United States. The population was 2,934 at the 2010 census.

Lake Success is in the Town of North Hempstead on northwest Long Island. Lake Success was the temporary home of the United Nations from 1946 to 1951, occupying the headquarters of the Sperry Gyroscope Company on Marcus Avenue. It was the home of Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon U.S.A. has since moved (as of late 2013) its corporate headquarters to Melville, New York (in neighboring Suffolk County).

History

Eleanor Roosevelt and Gary Cooper at Lake Success, New York - NARA - 195963
Gary Cooper and Eleanor Roosevelt at the temporary UN headquarters in Lake Success, 1950

Lake Success derives its name from a kettle lake of the same name which according to village lore had a Native American name of "Sucut." William K. Vanderbilt II bought land around the lake in the early 20th Century for a home. The village was incorporated in 1926.

In 1939, the United States government bought a large tract between Marcus Avenue, Lakeville Road and Union Turnpike, to be the home to the Sperry Gyroscope Company which built a variety of maritime, military, aerospace and navigation products. During World War II the plant had 22,000 employees. After the war, part of the plant became the temporary headquarters of the United Nations from 1947 to 1952, while its headquarters building in New York City was being built. The 1,500,000-square-foot (140,000 m2) facility continued to be used by various companies (including Unisys and Loral Corporation) to build defense products over ensuing decades. When it was purchased by Lockheed Martin in the late 1990s, the company closed the plant and began an environmental clean-up of the site. In 2000 National RE/sources acquired the 94-acre (380,000 m2) campus from Lockheed and converted it to a multi-tenant office park called i.park.

Most of the village is part of the Great Neck School District, and Great Neck South High School is located within the village limits. Lake Success is the city of license for popular regional dance/Hot Adult Contemporary radio station WKTU, although the station is based in Manhattan along with other Clear Channel stations.

It borders the Little Neck neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens.

Geography

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U.S. Census Map

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (2.08%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 295
1940 203 −31.2%
1950 1,264 522.7%
1960 2,954 133.7%
1970 3,254 10.2%
1980 2,396 −26.4%
1990 2,484 3.7%
2000 2,797 12.6%
2010 2,934 4.9%
Est. 2015 3,050 4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,797 people, 798 households, and 683 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,487.3 people per square mile (574.4/km²). There were 824 housing units at an average density of 438.2 per square mile (169.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 78.94% White, 4.76% African American, 15.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 798 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.9% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.4% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the village, the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 15.8% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 35.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 80.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $134,383, and the median income for a family was $145,562. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $46,923 for females. The per capita income for the village was $58,002. About 1.4% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.


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